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Half Moon Bay (Lesser America)

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Romantic, Absorbing, Quirky

About the show

Lesser America presents a raw, darkly comic new play about the lovers we take to bed and the strangers we find there in the morning. More…

After a chance encounter in the bar of a bowling alley, two broken hopefuls share an electric evening. Bets are placed, shoes are lost, and booze is poured and poured. 'Half Moon Bay' is a funny and romantic exploration of our terrible decisions and the beautiful reasons we make them.

Member Reviews (11)


Great acting, Funny, Romantic, Absorbing, Quirky
Avg Score

Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like short, romantic plays with perhaps a mismatched man and woman with two quirky but fine performances

Don't see it if some simplistic dialogue and situations turns you off, expect more action in plays you see, you're tired of the girl meets boy, etc. plot

Two great performances, Absorbing, Amazing set design, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you want to see two exquisite performances by Gabriel King and Keilly McQuail. Also, terrific set design by Reid Thompson.

Don't see it if you don't want to be moved by a play.

Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Romantic, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy shows about the way young people act and react while dealing with serious addiction issues. You enjoy shows about quirky hook ups

Don't see it if You can't deal with raunchy language and seriously flawed characters. You don't like real issues dealt with in a comedic style.

Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Romantic

See it if you're charmed by adorably quirky misfits falling in love with each other.

Don't see it if substance abuse and adult language are not your idea of adorably quirky.

Clever, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you enjoy an entertaining boy meets girl story. Good acting, nice sets, banal story.

Don't see it if You've seen a thousand boy-meets-girl story.

Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like amazing performances and a remarkable set. Very entertaining and surprisingly funny.

Don't see it if You want something deep and profound.

Funny, Good dialogue, Good pacing

See it if you would enjoy a funny, well-written, and well-acted take on the boy meets girl story with engaging characters

Don't see it if you are looking for an insightful, intellectual or poetic journey

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you like a well executed version of a the very popular millennial romantic dramedy.

Don't see it if you can't commit to two hours with the same two characters.

Clever, Great acting, Amusing, Occasionally a little draggy, Mostly cute but occasionally serious

See it if you enjoy clever dialogue, fabulous acting and interesting character development, and don't require more than a modicum of deep meaning

Don't see it if you're put off by constant drinking or can't tolerate a bit of dragginess from time to time

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are looking for a great theatre evening, only two actors that take the stage in storm in a smart, touching and very human play.

Don't see it if this is your musical night, or if you are looking for a 'shiny and glamorous' evening out.

Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if A modern tale of today's man/woman relationship. Realistic and well-performed

Don't see it if actively resolving relationship issues or working on chemical dependency issue currently....

May 23rd, 2016
"A sweetly caustic survey of contemporary relationships, pleasantly prickly until it turns unnecessarily serious...Under Jess Chayes’s direction, McQuail and King offer a clever and often funny study of modern courtship’s dance of approach and avoidance...In searching for dramatic obstacles, Mr. ...
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May 20th, 2016
"Dan Moyer’s two-hander is so un-insistently engaging, the actors’ embodiment of pursuer and pursued so appealing, that any concern about tired romantic tropes quickly dissipates...Analysis misserves the free-wheeling originality of this incipient (maybe) love story. The script, studded with amus...
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May 19th, 2016
“Rarely falls into the easy mode of the typical romantic comedy, in which the characters spout lines that are far more clever than they are believable. Here the often-funny lines and sexy magnetism that emanate from Gabe and Annie are true to their characters….The production is helped in no small...
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May 29th, 2016
"Moyer’s excellent dialogue contains so many sharp and wise lines that precisely delineate the characters. A great asset is that they’re spoken by two gifted actors who effortlessly make it appear as though that the play was written just for them…The chemistry between McQuail and King is instant...
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